Young musicians in the museum

On 31 March 2019, the Britten Sinfonia Academy, talented young instrumentalists from the east of England, went on a family-friendly musical tour exploring the stories behind the collections in the Museum of Zoology, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Fitzwilliam Museum. Britten Sinfonia Academy (BSA) has a longstanding partnership with the Fitzwilliam Museum which began in 2013. March… Read full article

Life as a gallery volunteer

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences has an active group of gallery volunteers who welcome visitors in to the Museum and provide information about the exhibitions, collections and Museum itself. The Museum’s most recent addition to the team is local palaeontology enthusiast, 18-year-old Elliott Cowie. Elliott has chatted to Museum Administrator Sarah Hammond about his love of fossils and how… Read full article

Portals to the World at the Museum of Zoology

Portals to the World is a long-running University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) project for adults with dementia and their care partners. This spring, we brought the programme to the Museum of Zoology for a dedicated 6-week long course, delving into the natural world through current research stories and the Museum collection. Read on to discover how we shaped the course… Read full article